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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar: Liberal darling in Bihar to 2019’s big political disappointment

CAA-NRC has focused attention on Nitish Kumar's 'idhar chala, main udhar chala; jaane kahan main kidhar chala' politics.
Tejashwi Yadav

Tejashwi Yadav is back, but no one takes him seriously anymore. Not even RJD

Tejashwi Yadav is back to the political grind, but neither the RJD nor its allies are convinced about his leadership ahead of 2020 Bihar polls.
Tejashwi Yadav speaking at a rally

Tejashwi Yadav, forever middle-order batsman, is forced to open for RJD in Lalu’s absence

With RJD facing an existential crisis, 29-year-old Tejashwi Yadav battles BJP, uncle Nitish Kumar and his own family members.
Lalu Prasad Yadav

Tejashwi sparks no joy among Bihar’s Yadavs. The era of Lalu is over

RJD won zero seats and led in just 9 assembly segments in the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar. Lalu’s vote bank, the Yadavs, are now jumping ship to BJP.
Ram Vilas Paswan

Getting sentimental with voters – new trick Bihar’s politicians are using to win this poll

Veteran Bihar politicians are playing with the emotions of voters by either declaring these polls as their last or invoking their ties to certain seats.

On Camera

File image of Chinese military band (Representational image) | PTI

Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.